This year's partial football schedule for ND of ACC schools is favorable to them. If they get by Stanford this week i would expect no more than 1 ND football loss beyond. It would be interesting to see how far the brand would carry them if both ND and Clemson run the table.Especially if its to a 2 loss, second place SEC team whose schedule is a lot weaker than ND's...
If Clemson wins out in the ACC, I think they are in. If Ohio St goes undefeated and wins the B10, they are in. An undefeated XII champion in Oklahoma, due to their tight win over Army (or West Virginia should they win head-to-head) or an undefeated Penn St. out of the B10 are less secure. A really interesting scenario is if Penn St. beats Ohio St; but, then loses to at Michigan. Penn St then wins the B10 title game. Who goes to the playoffs - the conference champ Penn St, the higher ranked Ohio St team, or no one? Out West, I also think a 1-loss, PAC champ in Washington would be in the mix, too, as a 5-point loss to solid Auburn team at a so-called neutral location that is 100 miles from Jordan-Hare will look good compared to any other 1-loss team outside of the SEC.This year's partial football schedule for ND of ACC schools is favorable to them. If they get by Stanford this week i would expect no more than 1 ND football loss beyond. It would be interesting to see how far the brand would carry them if both ND and Clemson run the table.
That is our Hail Mary shot at getting back into the P5. Of course they'll probably end up taking Tulsa as ND's partner at the last minute.It would be great to see ND left out. Join a conference full time (like everyone else), win the conference championship game (something they don't have to contend with right now). College football has got to stop allowing ND special circumstances.
Playoff expansion would not affect realignment.Root for 6 undefeated teams. People will be screaming for playoff expansion. Anything that shakes the status quo is good for UCONN.
Even better root for a scenario that results in the SEC being left out of the tournament.